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Articles by: Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Citizenship Amendment Bill Is Unconstitutional

Citizenship Amendment Bill Is Unconstitutional

The proposed Citizenship amendment bill is an assault on the Constitution of India which never based our citizenship on our religious or caste identities. On the one side, the government says that it want to welcome people living in Islamic countries but immediately suggest that Muslims are not wanted. It makes a clear assumption as if all the Muslims living[Read More…]

Reject the culture of Misogyny and democratize our socio-cultural spaces

Reject the culture of Misogyny and democratize our socio-cultural spaces

The horrendous rape and murder of Hyderabad’s vet doctor has again brought into light the dirty realities of our life that women remain the most vulnerable in India. The incidents of brutal rapes are fact of life here where leaders never get tired of sermonizing us of our ‘glorious’ past when women were regarded as ‘goddess’ and what not. Somehow[Read More…]

Buddhist heritage site at Udayagiri Hills, Odisha

Who is responsible for destroying magnificent Buddhist places of learning in Odisha

Modern day Odisha is known to be the ‘epicenter’ of Brahmanism as the socio-cultural-economic dominance of the brahmanical castes in Odisha is complete. One wonders as what happened to it and why Odisha, once the hub of Buddhist activities and culture completely lost to it. I am sure a fair analysis of history need to be done in the greater[Read More…]

Without Involving Women We Can’t Build A Strong Bahujan Movement As Espoused By Jotiba Phule

Without Involving Women We Can’t Build A Strong Bahujan Movement As Espoused By Jotiba Phule

For any one to understand Joti Ba Phule, it is the pre-essential quality that change begins from home. We speak a lot, lecture others about change and communicate with people in such a language unknown to them or un-understandable to them. Many times, I found, people speak of their ‘knowledge’ and not what the audiences want. In India, the biggest[Read More…]

VP Singh must be remembered to encourage honesty and integrity in our political life

VP Singh must be remembered to encourage honesty and integrity in our political life

In this age of Manustream media, when your history is being rewritten and when every attempt is being made to erase the glorious chapters, forget leaders who have immense contribution towards social justice and secularism, it is our duty to continuously remembering them whether the brahmanical media has time for them or not or whether they consider them ‘irrelevant’ today.[Read More…]

Constitutional morality can only come through humanist principles of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

Constitutional morality can only come through humanist principles of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

The President of India is speaking about ‘constitutional morality’ while the prime minister is saying that Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar would have been the ‘proudest’ person to see the ‘democracy’ flourishing in India and the ‘success’ of our ‘democracy’. Yesterday, friends talked about Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj and we were sitting in the place ‘owned’ by Lord Jaggannath. It is reported[Read More…]

Maharashtra governor’s action unconstitutional

Maharashtra governor’s action unconstitutional

The Maharashtra Farce which was played at the ‘stroke of late night’ yesterday with President Kovind signing the removal of the Presidential Rule there therefore allowing the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to swear in Devendra Fednavis and Ajeet Panwar as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state is the modus operandi of how two leaders who are running[Read More…]

Stand with JNU

Stand with JNU

The issues raised by the students and teaching fraternity of JNU are highly important and need to be understood in the right spirit, at the time when there is a sinister campaign going on to discredit the University and shut its door for the poorest of the poor of the country. Why is there so much of hatred towards JNU[Read More…]

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Ramdev must apologise for his insulting remark on Periyar

Ramdev must apologise for his insulting remark on Periyar

A statement made by Ramdev on Periyar is on the air and is being circulated. He calls Periyar and other who spoke of Moolniwasi philosophy as ‘intellectual terrorists’. One should not take Ramdev too seriously as he has got exposed completely and if there was a neutral government both ED and IT department would have arrested him. He is the[Read More…]

Why have India’s elite institutions become murderers of Dalit Adivasi-Muslim scholars ?

Why have India’s elite institutions become murderers of Dalit Adivasi-Muslim scholars ?

The suicide of bright young scholar Fathima Latheef at the IIT Madras is reflective of the brutal and atrocious caste order prevailing in these institutions which discriminate against Dalit, OBC, Adivasi and Muslim students. This suicide is an institutional murder where the masterminds and caste supremacists are well protected. The list is long in recent years as how bright young[Read More…]

Ayodhya verdict incomplete without bringing perpetrators of the demolition of Babari Masjid to justice

Ayodhya verdict incomplete without bringing perpetrators of the demolition of Babari Masjid to justice

The Ayodhya verdict is out. People are interpreting it according to their positions. A one thousand page verdict will have many point and perhaps would be useful for the scholars as a research material. There are things which make verdict the best possible solution in todays vitiated political climate. It is unambiguous that the court has been unanimous in ‘respecting’[Read More…]

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Who’s Responsible For Poor Air Quality in Delhi?

Who’s Responsible For Poor Air Quality in Delhi?

Delhi’s choking is in the news every year during this period. This year, it broke all the ‘box office’ records of worst air quality. The Supreme Court ‘acted’ as a ‘concerned’ authority. It asked the Delhi and other related government to ‘stop’ ‘blame’ game. It has given some order and ‘decided’ that ‘enough’ is ‘enough’. Arvind Kejriwal blamed the Punjab[Read More…]

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Tamilnadu will always reject Hindutva project to eliminate Dravidian identity work of EVR Periyar

Tamilnadu will always reject Hindutva project to eliminate Dravidian identity work of EVR Periyar

Iconic statue of EVR Periyar at the Periyar Thidal. His powerful presence in the Dravidian land ensured that the hate-mongering caste supremacists remain out of the power game in Tamilnadu but now the Tamil land is being targeted by the Hindutva forces and their agenda is to finish the Dravidian movement in the state. I asked this question to Dr[Read More…]

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Dalit Man Killed By Upper Caste In Uttar Pradesh

Dalit Man Killed By Upper Caste In Uttar Pradesh

He was the only son of his landless parents in a village named as Udaypura in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh. When the brick kiln season is off, most of the people from Mushahar community who live on the river bank are engaged in fishing as they have no other source of food.. This time, with so much of rain,[Read More…]

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By-Elections 2019: Arrogance slapped

By-Elections 2019: Arrogance slapped

The poll results of the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly as well as by-polls in about 52 constituencies across the country are out and wronged the pollsters as well as the arrogant ‘spokespersons’ on the Manustream media who were out and out ‘determined’ to ‘decimate’ the opposition. In any democracy, if we wish to strengthen it, people must ensure that a[Read More…]

In Conversation with Prof Kevin Brown: The Essence of African – American Culture Is Resistance Against Racial Oppression

In Conversation with Prof Kevin Brown: The Essence of African – American Culture Is Resistance Against Racial Oppression

by Vidya Bhushan Rawat & Prof Kevin Brown Prof Kevin Brown is an African American, who teach law at the Indiana University, US and who is inspired by Dr Ambedkar’s struggle for the untouchables and other marginalized sections of society in India. He has been a regular visitor to India bringing the African American, Hispanic, religious minorities in United States[Read More…]

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Celebrate Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar as hero of India’s greatest nonviolent revolution after Buddha

Celebrate Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar as hero of India’s greatest nonviolent revolution after Buddha

It was a massive gathering that had jolted many hearts but brought a new hope in the lives of millions who thronged the venue which today is called as ‘Deekshabhumi’, in Nagpur. The impact is so much that no other political or spiritual leader in the history of post-independence India has that much of following as of Dr Baba Saheb[Read More…]

How a former RSS worker became a leading Ambedkarite intellectual in Rajasthan

How a former RSS worker became a leading Ambedkarite intellectual in Rajasthan

The working pattern of the RSS has been better exposed by those who were part of it once upon a time. There were many people, who were part of it and got disgruntled with its mechanism of using divisions for the ulterior purpose of maintaining the Status Quo. One of the finest critique of RSS was Dr D R Goyal[Read More…]

Vidya Bhushan Rawat in Conversationwith Dr. R M Pal

Vidya Bhushan Rawat in Conversationwith Dr. R M Pal

Dr. RM Pal (July 17, 1927 – October 13, 2015) Dr. RM Pal was the principal of the Rajdhani College in Delhi who actively worked with the human rights organization People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), gave lectures on secularism and issue of Dalits and minorities at various government institutions including police academy and other such places. He was an[Read More…]

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No Need to Glorify Gandhi But Evaluate His Failures Too

No Need to Glorify Gandhi But Evaluate His Failures Too

Mohan Das Karmchand Gandhi would have turned 150 yesterday. The entire nation is celebrating his birthday. There was an edit page article by Narendra Damodar Das Modi on Gandhi in the New York Times whose cover page ironically showed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. His home minister who was in West Bengal warned that all the ‘infiltrators’ i.e. Muslims[Read More…]

Peace without demolishing caste privileges is not possible

Peace without demolishing caste privileges is not possible

Is it possible to speak of social justice and democracy without talking about the privileges of those who have looted the resources as well as exploited the social system and provided it ‘divine’ sanctity to justify the caste discrimination. I have found this biggest challenge in India from those who claim to fight for the ‘poor’. Now we should all[Read More…]

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Dr Kafeel Khan exonerated : Who will fix media accountability now ?

Dr Kafeel Khan exonerated : Who will fix media accountability now ?

Dr Kafeel Khan is exonerated by a report prepared by a senior IAS officer who was asked to investigate the matter. The Allahabad High Court had already granted him the bail last year. The Indian Medical Council too came in his support though too late yet the it was good to see that it woke up. The thing is that[Read More…]

Lynching of Two Dalit Children: Why Does This Happen Again and Again in India?

Lynching of Two Dalit Children: Why Does This Happen Again and Again in India?

Two kids who happened to born in the Valmiki community became the victim of deep rooted caste hatred which the caste Hindus have been nurturing since centuries. What was the fault of these kids. The fault is their being Dalits and that too of the community which is ‘supposed’ to keep the street, houses, ‘clean’. A community which has kept[Read More…]

Reading from the Houston Show of Narendra Modi

Reading from the Houston Show of Narendra Modi

The Houston event is over. Cheerleaders are still debating the outcome of it and how it has ‘influenced’ America that no other Indian PM could have done so. Ofcourse, when the leader of the House of Representative spoke about the vision of India that has a shared understanding with that of America, of a liberal, plural and secular society based[Read More…]

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Farooq Abdullah Charged Under PSA : Time for judiciary to rise upto the occasion

Farooq Abdullah Charged Under PSA : Time for judiciary to rise upto the occasion

It is over one and a half month since the Kashmir valley is completely locked down without any communication network, internet, telephone and other facilities. Thousands of students and other professional who are living outside of Kashmir are unable to speak to their near dear ones. The people have been facing lots of difficulties and it is unspeakable and unimaginable[Read More…]

Stop Hindi Imposition, Celebrate Diversity of Our Languages

Stop Hindi Imposition, Celebrate Diversity of Our Languages

Our Home Minister has talked about the importance of Hindi as a national language. He said, it would ‘strengthen’ national unity. These ideas are not knew which are emerging from Sangh parivar whose vision of India purely the dominance of the Aryan Race led by north Indian brahmins or Banias. The thought of diversity instill fear among them as they[Read More…]

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State of the Media in India

State of the Media in India

It is not difficult to speak about the state of media particularly the electronic one in India today. If Lal Krishna Adavani is true to his convictions then he must use a much powerful statement than what he used during the Emergency when he famously said : The media was asked to bend and it started crawling’. Problem is that[Read More…]

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Ambedkar And Kashmir

Quote and misquote related to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar have become part of political discourse particularly since the abrogation of article 370 ( which is technically not correct as the article is not yet abrogated, special status is abrogated using the same article). Many people are quoting Baba Saheb in Kashmir as if he and Shayama Prasad Mukherjee, the leader[Read More…]

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The Perils of the NRC project in Assam

The Perils of the NRC project in Assam

Nearly two millions people, predominantly Muslims have been left out of the NRC list in Assam. Now those who know about the Assam problem understand it will that Assam burnt because of the invasion of the outsiders in the state and conflict among different tribe groups. The issue of livelihood is greater. This issue was never communal or Hindu Muslim.[Read More…]

India at 72

India at 72

Caste system not only intact but strengthened. People facing untouchability still a reality. Manual scavenging still prevalent despite tall claims of swachh bharat People dying of hunger Children and girls still being trafficked. Violence against women one of the dirtiest realities of our society Honor killings are nothing but preservation of caste supremacy and to terrorise the lower castes Superstition[Read More…]

What Is The Agenda On Kashmir?

What Is The Agenda On Kashmir?

The agenda is clear. Whip up frenzy and sentiments outside Kashmir for the ‘bold’ decision on it. The celebrations on the street look as if you have ‘occupied’ a territory and the way responses are coming they reflect how much divisions we have created in this country. Right and wrongs are now clearly based on your religious identity. The decision[Read More…]

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UAPA: A Call to Mob Lynching

UAPA: A Call to Mob Lynching

The UAPA bill has been ultimately passed by the Rajya Sabha yesterday. UAPA refer to Unlawful Activities Prevention Act under which the Central government has got a right to ‘designate’ an individual as a terrorist. While there is no immediate threat to arrest, the person will have to appeal to the government with in forty days of his/her name appearing[Read More…]

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Unnao Story Is The Failure Of Indian system

Unnao Story Is The Failure Of Indian system

Unnao story is the failure of Indian system and deep rooted corruption and nepotism inside it. The girl who was fighting a lonely battle over a year when she accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her. The thing is that the party did not bother to take any action against Sanger. It is surprising that in the city[Read More…]

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The Massacre at Sonbhadra: Systematic betrayal of the Adivasis since independence

The Massacre at Sonbhadra: Systematic betrayal of the Adivasis since independence

Ten adivasis including three women were massacred and nearly 14 others wounded in a bloody attack on them by the feudal caste forces led by the head of the village in district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports appeared in newspapers, the main accused Yogdutt Bhurtiya, his two brothers and 23 other people have been arrested out of the total[Read More…]

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Raja Dhale: A Giant Has Gone

Raja Dhale: A Giant Has Gone

A giant has gone. I had met him several occasions and found him extremely dedicated to Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s mission. His command over language and subject was complete. He was forthright to the extent of calling a spade a spade. Raja Dhale, one of the founding fathers of Dalit Panthers movement passed away in the morning today at his Mumbai[Read More…]

Will Rahul Gandhi’s resignation resolve the crisis of Congress Party

Will Rahul Gandhi’s resignation resolve the crisis of Congress Party

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has ultimately resigned. He had resigned immediately after the massive defeat of his party during the general elections but the loyalists in the party dragged the issue too long hoping that he would be persuaded to take his resignation back but they failed. Rahul tweeted his lengthy letter to his party and to the general public.[Read More…]

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Bollywood And Its Cultural Biases

Bollywood And Its Cultural Biases

Caste, gender and religious biases are a norm in Bollywood. Ofcourse, there was a time when cinema sophistry was due to the beauty of Urdu language as Yusuf Khan, Naushad, Sahir, Kaifi Azami, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Gulam Mohammad, Mehboob, Kamal Amrohi, and so many others were part of it. Even the non Muslims used to speak Urdu and the script[Read More…]

Congress’s ideological crisis

Congress’s ideological crisis

Congress leader Pawan Khera says that ‘liberals’ abused the Congress party the most and at the same point of time, ‘expect’ it do the miracle. I dont claim to be one such person and nor am I in the category of the brahmanical liberals who wish to see things from their own ‘chashma’ but at the same point of time,[Read More…]

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Absence of a strong coalition of opposition is the biggest strength of Narendra Modi

Absence of a strong coalition of opposition is the biggest strength of Narendra Modi

It is good to remember things which had historical impact on our political life. The emergency imposed on intervening night of 25th-26th June, 1975 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi showed how dictatorial minds work on the ‘popularity’ and megalomania. Mrs Gandhi was a staunch nationalist though tilted towards a bit of left in the 1970s, suppressed media and[Read More…]

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Ensure supremacy of the Constitution

Ensure supremacy of the Constitution

Tabrez Ansari, a young man of 24 years, accused of theft was killed by a blood thirsty mob in Jharkhand. It is deeply painful and shocking how as a society this feeling of we verses them has penetrated among us. How as a system is encouraging such violence and refuses to act. Even if Tabrez was an accused, who gave[Read More…]

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The One Nation One Poll Will Destroy Diversity And Kill ‘India’ Internally

The One Nation One Poll Will Destroy Diversity And Kill ‘India’ Internally

The one nation one poll slogan is nothing but attempt to homogenise the diversity of the country and win elections through a ‘national narrative’ which has made the current dispensation successful. India is huge, a continent and if we see the preparedness of the Election Commission, then we can say, the first thing Narendra Modi and his advisers can do[Read More…]

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India’s Health Services in ICU

India’s Health Services in ICU

Over one hundred children have died in Bihar due to Encephalitis or what they term locally as Chamaki Bukhar. The season is just beginning and you will hear stories from neighboring Uttar Pradesh where Poorvanchal region, dominated by Gorakhpur, will face it again unless a drastic change is done. Japanese encephalitis comes in the form of massive epidemic. While Bihar[Read More…]

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In Defence of Pa Ranjith

In Defence of Pa Ranjith

I dont have much understanding of films these days as I dont watch them but yes sometime I read about them. Indian cinema whether in Bollywood or elsewhere has been dominated by the dominated caste groups and defended the existing caste supremacy and promoted gender segregation or division of labour. The cinema rarely showed support for the cause of people[Read More…]

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Akshaya Patra imposing vegetarian food mono culture on children

Akshaya Patra imposing vegetarian food mono culture on children

The international definition of right to food means right to culturally accepted food for the people. It means that the government and authorities can not impose a particular kind of food habit alien to the culture of that particular state. The controversy around Akshay Patra Foundation’s mid day meal programme raises various question about the intention of the organisation which[Read More…]

Media and Freedom of Expression

Media and Freedom of Expression

A journalist friend yesterday asked me about India’s status in the World Freedom Index. I said, there are three kind of them in India at the moment. One who are cheerleaders of the ruling establishment, who bark day and night, and are ready to ‘create’ a new story about the ‘enemies’ in their studios. They are happier lot and do[Read More…]

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Identity as citizenship or citizenship as Identity ?

Identity as citizenship or citizenship as Identity ?

Bangladeshi film star Anju Ghosh has recently joined BJP in Kolkata. Nobody raised any objection to her being part of the BJP family. When Anju Ghosh was being greeted for membership of the BJP, an army veteran who fought at the Kargil war was arrested on May 29th when he was ‘declared’ ‘illigal immigrant’ by the ‘Foreigners Tribunal’ in Assam.[Read More…]

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Maharashtra government must protect Dr Ram Puniyani

Maharashtra government must protect Dr Ram Puniyani

Dr Ram Puniyani is one of the most prolific authors of our time writing on communalism particular that of the Sangh Parivar variety. At the time, when most of the ‘liberals’ of the ‘khan market’ variety have either surrendered or have become part of the Maharna Pratap society, of ‘new India’, he continue to write with amazing strength and capacity.[Read More…]

Why we need to return to ballot paper voting

Why we need to return to ballot paper voting

Ms Kamla Harris, democratic party Senator from California who is also planning to contest the Presidential position in the United States has demanded that US should immediately switch to Paper Ballet so that people’s mandate cant be hacked by the enemies of the nation. I think this point is as important for India as for US as democracy is endangered[Read More…]

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Time for Akhilesh Yadav to rebuild the party on the visions of Ambedkar, Phule, Periyar

Time for Akhilesh Yadav to rebuild the party on the visions of Ambedkar, Phule, Periyar

The ‘reason’ for Ms Mayawati’s desertion from the alliance in Uttar Pradesh are superfluous and show that without working on a grand visionary document, she is continuously focusing on the ‘caste’ ‘arithmetic’ at the ground which was forged by the BJP and Sangh Parivar in a much better way than her. However, in the entire exercise of Uttar Pradesh, she[Read More…]

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Building counter cultural narrative is the lone alternative to Brahmanical hegemonic polity

Building counter cultural narrative is the lone alternative to Brahmanical hegemonic polity

The election verdict 2019 has send shock waves among the Ambedkarite-Bahujan activists all over the country particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where people expected huge gains for parties like Samajwadi Party ( SP),  Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP) and RashtriyaJanta Dal ( RJD). In Bihar RJD faced complete rout while in Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party could get 5 and[Read More…]

Was Dr Payal Tadvi victim of a hate crime ?

Was Dr Payal Tadvi victim of a hate crime ?

While in truly technical terms Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide on May 22nd 2019 in her hostel room in Mumbai, but for all practical reasons, I would call it a murder, a crime which was not merely racial hatred but also look like Islamophobia as she seem to belong to tribal community practicing Islamic faith. The twenty six year old[Read More…]

Democratise and Diversify Congress to Rebuild it Nationally

Democratise and Diversify Congress to Rebuild it Nationally

The Congress Party has lost miserably and it need to introspect seriously on what went wrong. The party must decide as what kind of policies it would have and need to strengthen the organisation at all level. Like all Centrist parties, Congress of late has become, organisation of managers and connectors who can easily shift to other parties if their[Read More…]

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Shameless Arrogance | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Shameless Arrogance | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

A Hindi reporter of a brahmanical channel yesterday tweeted about former Bihar Chief Minister Rabari Devi whether she knows the spelling of ‘tweet’ ? We all know well the background of Mrs Rabari Devi who was the chief minister of Bihar for two terms. A few days back, another channel termed Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav as ‘Lalua’ in a public[Read More…]

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Fishing in troubled waters of Sri Lanka

Fishing in troubled waters of Sri Lanka

Easter is the day when it is said, the Christ resurrected again. Devotees celebrate because they believe the Christ was crucified for them. Whether he is a myth or reality, it does not mean but one fact is clear, the life of Christ is inspiring and suggest love conquer all. As I thought of calling friends, the events and devastation[Read More…]

Vidya Bhushan Rawat – Why Manas Jena needs our support to get elected from Jajpur

Vidya Bhushan Rawat – Why Manas Jena needs our support to get elected from Jajpur

  In the age of branding where media decide what you need and impose upon you even the ‘leaders’ in the opposition, those who work tirelessly for the rights of the people are not merely ignored but forgotten too. Manas Jena is an activist intellectual contesting on Indian National Congress ticket from Jajpur reserved constituency of Odisha. As a friend[Read More…]

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Agenda for political parties swearing by social justice, socialism and secularism

Agenda for political parties swearing by social justice, socialism and secularism

Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income announcement has jolted the government. Even if it is merely a political announcement during the poll season and we will have to see its repercussions as well as how it is implemented but that comes later. The political announcements need to be critiqued either by the politicians or discussed by the economists but what is happening[Read More…]

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Hatred can not be allowed as a tool to win elections in democratic polity

Hatred can not be allowed as a tool to win elections in democratic polity

  The Great Replacement”, stated that “the invaders must be removed from European soil, regardless from where they came or when they came. Roma, African, Indian, Turkish, Semitic or other. If they are not of our people, but live in our lands, they must be removed.” This is the statement by the white supremacist who along with other accomplished killed[Read More…]

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Is ‘Women’s reservation’ a backdoor entry for the Savarna elite

Is ‘Women’s reservation’ a backdoor entry for the Savarna elite

Rahul Gandhi has declared that his party would reserve 33% seats for women in Parliament and State assemblies as their representation is very low. He went a step forward and suggested that they would also ensure that 33% women are taken into Union government’s various services. These announcement are great for many but they also sound an alarm bell. Congress[Read More…]

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Strengthen the idea of Inclusive India to defeat forces trying to destablise us

Strengthen the idea of Inclusive India to defeat forces trying to destablise us

In the 46th session of the OIC, external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was invited and despite Pakistan protest and boycott, the invitation was not retracted. The speech on ‘pluralism’ by Sushma Swaraj was published and BJP’s ministers were quick to jump that this was a big turn around and successful foreign policy initiative by the Prime Minister. They gave example[Read More…]

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Hate filled warmongering must stop

Hate filled warmongering must stop

As the reports of the Indian Air Force preemptive strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps inside Pakistan territory came, there was a sense of gratitude for ordinary Indian who felt that the terror camps must be destroyed at all cost but the media and those who want to use these bombing to raise the political climate in their favor have[Read More…]

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Corporate Conservationists use judicial process to annihilate India’s Indigenous People

Corporate Conservationists use judicial process to annihilate India’s Indigenous People

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra has ordered eviction of Adivasis and other forest dwelling communities from the ‘forest’ regions whose claims for entitlement have been rejected by the Forest department.  The written copy of the order was made available on February 20th, 2019 which makes things unambiguous and the intent. The court order says : “The[Read More…]

Stop War Mongering And Focus on Building Bridges in Jammu And Kashmir

Stop War Mongering And Focus on Building Bridges in Jammu And Kashmir

While the nation mourn the deaths of 42 Jawans of the CRPF and rightfully so standing with these people, sons of the farmers and Bahujan communities. The fact is it is the poor who face the challenge but brahmanical elite in India enjoy the money in the TV studios with their pathetic discussions and deliberate provocations. Rather than questioning the[Read More…]

Condemn The Pulwama Attack

Condemn The Pulwama Attack

The terror attack in Pulwama (J & K) which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel is a grim reminder of the fact that these things are not possible if the ‘friendly’ regime in Pakistan deal with them seriously. The Pakistan based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility of this suicide attack. We know that on both the sides of[Read More…]

Policing Political Ideas Will Fail

Policing Political Ideas Will Fail

Disturbing to see how the government of the day want to maintain the Universities campuses ‘apolitical’ though jingoism, irrationality and Hindutva’s toxic thoughts are being encouraged and promoted by the state apparatus. When Akhilesh Yadav, who is President of the main opposition party in Uttar Pradesh and a former chief minister, is invited to speak at a student gathering, then[Read More…]

The Dangerous Politics in West Bengal

The Dangerous Politics in West Bengal

I am not a fan of Mamata Banerjee’s rhetorical politics nor do I believe that BJP cant gain in West Bengal. The problem in India is that everything is between the parties and the real issues somewhere are left because those who are sitting on our discussion tables too dont want certain things to come out. When institutions have failed[Read More…]

Time To Discontinue The State Awards

Time To Discontinue The State Awards

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has been awarded Bharat Ratna along with Nana Ji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika. Obviously, many people have heart burn with this as there is a long list of well deserved people who should have been acknowledged by the state. Apart from Bharat Ratna, hundreds of other awards are presented by the government every year as mark[Read More…]

Why quota is good for some and bad for others

Why quota is good for some and bad for others

For long they have been calling me to visit. ‘ We cant carry our traditional occupation as it has not given us anything. We want to educate our children so that they too can get some job’, said one of them. Yes, it was an ocassion for me to listen to the voices of the Bahurupiya community in Rajasthan. Yesterday,[Read More…]

Twenty Years of a Ghastly Murder

Twenty Years of a Ghastly Murder

It is exactly 20 years today when India witnessed a ghastly crime against humanity. The barbaric face of the religious hatred was witnessed in Manoharpur village of Keonjhar district of Odisha where an Australian Chrisitian Missionary Graham Stains along with his two children, Phillip, 10 and Timothy, 6 were brutally burnt to death when they were sleeping in their vehicle.[Read More…]

Need Proportional representation at all level to democratize Indian power structure

Need Proportional representation at all level to democratize Indian power structure

The quota bill providing 10%  reservation for the ‘general’ category of people has been passed by the Rajya Sabha yesterday with opposition parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party, AAP and left parties . The AIDMK walked out of the Parliament so had the stand of DMK as Tamilnadu already have 69% quota.  The question is whether this act will not be[Read More…]

Caste verses gender: Why the patriarchy in India cannot be smashed without challenging Brahmanism

Caste verses gender: Why the patriarchy in India cannot be smashed without challenging Brahmanism

A Six Hundred Twenty Kilometer long human chain was created yesterday in Kerala against the attempt to communalise the environment in the state particularly related to the issues of Sabarimala which the Hindu organisations have been violently protesting against the Supreme Court order of allowing the women to enter into the temple. That even after 71 years of our independence,[Read More…]

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is time for a serious introspection as why after 70 years the wheel of the rights has turned full and returning to haunt us again. The UDHR came into being after much chaos, anarchy, killings and destruction of the second world war when the world was[Read More…]

When an officer on duty is killed by the right wing goons

When an officer on duty is killed by the right wing goons

Uttar Pradesh Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob in Bulandshahar. The cowardly killings and its videos were viral from yesterday evening. The mob, it is alleged, was protesting against cow slaughter, that was ‘said to have’ happened in the area. Such hearsay have become part of the mob culture and justification of the goons masquerading as[Read More…]

V P Singh : The man who gave the biggest jolt to politics of dominance

V P Singh : The man who gave the biggest jolt to politics of dominance

At the time when we are facing difficult political situation and even when the people of the country seems to have made up their mind to defeat the sectarian communal forces, the political parties seems to be still calculating their petty interests and not focusing on joining hand to defeat the forces against our constitution and civility. Not that they[Read More…]

India has to decide whether to chose Constitution or Dharm Sansad

India has to decide whether to chose Constitution or Dharm Sansad

The language of political discourse is the biggest casualty after the Sangh Parivar inspired government came power in India. The C grade rhetoric and to convert everything into a street fight of tu tu main main is the art that one can learn in the Sangh. The daily dose of jumlas and distorted versions of history is another art they[Read More…]

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Sanctity and Supremacy of the Constitution alone can protect India

Sanctity and Supremacy of the Constitution alone can protect India

They call it ‘dharm-sansad’ but why should we need it when we have the ‘sansad’ elected by the people. But dharmsansad actually is the brahmanical monopoly over us. It is meant to maintain it because politically elected ‘sansad’ has given representation to diverse sections of our society. Political elected sansad discuss, debate and decide but the dharmsansad has no faith[Read More…]

Dissolving J & K Assembly is Unconstitutonal

Dissolving J & K Assembly is Unconstitutonal

The unconstitutional act of the governor of Jammu and Kashmir in disallowing political parties to explore formation of a new government reflect that the Modi government is not interested in resolving the Kashmir issue, rather, it would like to use the sentiments of ‘nationalism’ during the elections. It is like playing with fire where a historical grievance of a community[Read More…]

The ‘hurt’ feelings of Brahmins

The ‘hurt’ feelings of Brahmins

It is interesting to see how the victim card is being played by many of those who should have been speaking against the order of privilege. Long back, our friend and Editor of Dalit Voice, V T Rajshekar theorised Aryan-Zionist relationship. Rajshekar has been blunt and clear about his theory but perhaps he was too bold and open to be[Read More…]

Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy

Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy

Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy has created a lot of hurt among the ‘liberal’ brahmins while the hardcore are threatening twitter to apologise. A privileged brahmin journalist wrote that it has become a norm to ‘blame’ brahmins who are a ‘minority’ community. She compared attacking brahmanism to Nazi treatment to jews during Hitler’s regime. If I am not wrong, Hitler was never[Read More…]

Have Muslims failed Islam in dealing the caste discrimination issue?

Have Muslims failed Islam in dealing the caste discrimination issue?

Pakistan is on the turmoil at the moment. In a historic judgment Pakistan Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Dalit Christian woman who was sentenced to death by the lower courts for the charges of blasphemy. The court judgment has created an unprecedented crisis in Pakistan as the Mullahs and other Islamic fanatics have taken to the street and asking[Read More…]

State apparatus as perpetrator of crime against minorities

State apparatus as perpetrator of crime against minorities

Nearly 31 years after the ghastly massacre of 42 Muslims by the goons of the Provincial Arms Constabulary, notoriously known as PAC in the Hashimpura locality of Meerut on May 22nd, 1987, Delhi High Court over turned a lower court verdict which exonerated 16 accused of the PAC. The High Court sentenced them to life imprisonment. But the picture is[Read More…]

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Land Reforms as political agenda for 2019

Land Reforms as political agenda for 2019

Land Reforms are a forgotten subjects for the political parties and the policy makers. It is ironical that the ‘biggest’ democracy of the world does not give the issue of land reforms a priority. Even the political parties have paid merely lip services. The social movements that we have seen during the past few years were actually against the transnational[Read More…]

Killing of Mohammad Azeem: Barbarism Normalised?

Killing of Mohammad Azeem: Barbarism Normalised?

The incidents of lynching, killing and abusing the opponents particularly of the Muslims in India have become a norm and the country seems to be either satisfied with justifying things or calling these events as aberrations. Every time such incidents happen and some of us shed our tears and go to the families. Some do fact findings, others go and[Read More…]

Will Metoo movement in India challenge brahmanical patriarchy

Will Metoo movement in India challenge brahmanical patriarchy

The Minister has spoken about her #metoo. Yes, in 2004 it was the two female ministers who did a #metoo when they thought that Mrs Sonia Gandhi might become the prime minister of the country. Ms Sushma Swaraj and Ms Uma Bharati threatened that if that happen that they would live like ‘widows’ by shaving their head and doing so[Read More…]

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Sabarimala Temple Entry: Fight for ‘purity’ of God in Gods own country

Sabarimala Temple Entry: Fight for ‘purity’ of God in Gods own country

Can there be more shame that the apex court’s order is being openly violated. The mob which has gathered denying women’s entry to Sabarimala temple is just following the ‘historical’ truth that ‘religion’ can’t change. Despite court order, the devotees wont allow as it is the only thing where they dictate things. There is a campaign in the country. Women[Read More…]

 A call for Comprehensive Agrarian Reforms

 A call for Comprehensive Agrarian Reforms

India need to respond urgently to the agrarian question and engage with the communities, people and movements working for Comprehensive Land Reforms. It is long over due and in the absence of it, we can not build peace and strengthen democracy. India, unlike others, is a caste ridden feudal society. After the independence we promised to our people that we[Read More…]

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Police Violence on Farmers

Police Violence on Farmers

 The police violence on farmers yesterday at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border need to be condemned unconditionally. It is deeply disturbing that Delhi Police is claiming that no prior permission was taken by the farmer’s associations to enter the Delhi. The farmers had started their March from Hardwar several days ago which was much to the knowledge of the Uttar Pradesh[Read More…]

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Saving Gandhi On Gandhi Jayanti

Saving Gandhi On Gandhi Jayanti

Today is Gandhi Jayanti. If he were alive he would have been 149 year. Official celebrations are there. Narendra Modi is on an overdrive to ‘prove’ that he ‘inherit’ the legacy of Gandhi. His ‘swachchbharat’ campaign is nothing but an attempt to deviate from the real issues of the nation. Gandhi has devotees and detractors both. Many people love his[Read More…]

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The Aadhaar Battle Has To Go On

The Aadhaar Battle Has To Go On

Supreme Court Judgement on Aadhaar was expected on these lines too though the dissenting judgement of Justice D Y Chandrchud will definitely go down in the history of modern India a valiant stand of judiciary and will be quoted more than the majority judgement in future, by the legal experts, judges, activists and other who believe in freedom of human[Read More…]

Protect the rights of Individual’s choices

Protect the rights of Individual’s choices

She is a senior journalist from NDTV. Got many awards and is known for ‘fair’ reporting from Andhra-Telangana states but one tweet actually said so many things which she might have been trying to hide under the pretext of ‘progressive’. Problem in this country is that ‘progressive’ have enjoyed patronage of power for long and how they are compelled to[Read More…]

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Republic of Caste supremacists

Republic of Caste supremacists

    ‘Democracy day’ was being celebrated yesterday on social media where political leaders ‘greeted’ their ‘bhakts’ and hailing India as one of the ‘biggest’ democracies of the world.  Things are moving so fast these days that it has become too difficult to focus. The power of information sharing has reduced the power of ‘thinking’. Visual world is so attractive[Read More…]

Release of Chandrashekhar Azad: How Will BSP Respond?

Release of Chandrashekhar Azad: How Will BSP Respond?

Chandra Shekhar Azad ‘ Ravan’ has been released from the jail by the Uttar Pradesh government. The police says that the cases were not pursued because his mother has requested. Some says that the state government would have faced criticism in the Supreme Court while other says that it is a political move given the nature of situation emerging in[Read More…]

The Curious Case of a Brahmin Becoming ST In Uttarakhand

The Curious Case of a Brahmin Becoming ST In Uttarakhand

A curious case ( though those who know the reality understand it well) of a person being posted as a senior functionary in Uttarakhand under the ST category happened to be a Brahmin. Nautiyal in Uttarakhand are brahmins and that is a well known and established fact but then if Nautiyal Saheb is an ST on a piece of paper[Read More…]

Arrest of Activists: Time To Ask Some Serious Questions

Arrest of Activists: Time To Ask Some Serious Questions

A few serious questions have been raised about the arrest of activists. People are talking about their caste and connections and suggesting that ‘India’ is ‘waking’ up because of their castes, as most of them are savarnas or brahmins but I think it is a generalisation without understanding the realities. Yes, a number of them may be well connected with[Read More…]

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Punjab Sacrilege bill: A Dangerous Game

Punjab Sacrilege bill: A Dangerous Game

Punjab’s Congress government trading a dangerous path again trying to ‘beat’ BJP in using religion as a pretext. Why Mr Amrinder Singh feel that any critique to religion is sacrilege and the person need to be punished for life? While, I can understand that in multicultural societies we need to be very careful. As administrator we must be above our[Read More…]

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Kerala Floods And Hindutva Divisive Politics

Kerala Floods And Hindutva Divisive Politics

  Kerala is under unprecedented crisis after massive monsoon rains hit the state compelling all the dams to open their gates resulting in one of the biggest humanitarian crisis after independence. Over 400 persons are reported killed while nearly 4 lakh people have been displaced. The final figure of those who are dead or untraced may rise once the situation[Read More…]

Legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more. He lived a complete life and was inactive for nearly a decade. The end came around 505 pm in the evening though speculations had been in the rife for the last two days. He was known to be a great speaker as most of his speeches which were laced with wits and humors but[Read More…]

Celebrate Mandal day with introspection

Celebrate Mandal day with introspection

Today is a historic day and must be celebrated by all those who believe in social justice. On this day in 1990, the then Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh, accepted the recommendations of the Mandal Commission Report in Parliament. The hero of the nation, a man of great integrity in his own personal life, V P Singh became the biggest[Read More…]

The Assam NRC List: India Faces The Greatest Threat To Its Unity And Integrity

The Assam NRC List: India Faces The Greatest Threat To Its Unity And Integrity

After making nearly 40 lakh people predominantly Muslims as suspect as an Indian citizen, BJP leaders seems to have found new hopes to create turmoil in rest of the country. Now they are demanding that this exercise should be taken in their states too. The chorus will be louder day by day with the thuggish anchors competing each other in[Read More…]

Nagaon: People check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon on Monday, July 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)   (PTI7_30_2018_000108B)

The NRC Exercise: Another Attempt To Divide The Nation

They call it National Register of Citizen (NRC) but it is basically an attempt to take away the citizenship of the people on the basis of your religion. In pure political terms BJP wanted to polarise the north east through its vicious anti Muslim agenda and were finding ways to make permanent presence in the states of north east. The[Read More…]

BJP Targeting Reservation

BJP Targeting Reservation

The BJP government’s continuous assault on reservation policies in the higher educational institutions must be exposed and opposed tooth and nail. The current leadership has given clear indication to its brahmanical chums to hit at the heart of these communities and their intellectual leadership that emerge from these institutions. It is important to understand why the government has chosen to[Read More…]

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The Social Media Abuse Of India’s Foreign Minister

The Social Media Abuse Of India’s Foreign Minister

The RSS inspired trolls abusing and threatening with rape to the daughter of a woman political leader on social media is reflective of the how much we have drowned in these four years. Our Prime Minister who opens his mouth on any international event of ‘terrorism’ or a bus accident in Jhumritallaiya but rarely spoken against these threats of violence[Read More…]

Modi’s Calculated Risk In Kashmir

Modi’s Calculated Risk In Kashmir

The BJP yesterday pulled out of the Jammu and Kashmir government headed by People’s Democratic Party leader Ms Mehbooba Mufti. Speaking to the media in Delhi, the party in charge of J & K Mr Ram Madhav said that this alliance had become untenable as the situation in the valley was worsening every day. According to Madhav that ceasefire was[Read More…]

The AAP Dharna: Congress Party’s Silence Is Disturbing

The AAP Dharna: Congress Party’s Silence Is Disturbing

I have never liked the rhetorical politics of Arvind Kejriwal. In fact the seed that they sow in 2011 resulted in the fascist take over of this country. Kejriwal wanted the country to become a gram panchayat at the Ramleela maidan and decisions were taken on the voice vote. All the power elite of the upper caste suddenly turned revolutionary.[Read More…]

Shujaat Bukhari: Another Voice Of Reason Silenced

Shujaat Bukhari: Another Voice Of Reason Silenced

Shujaat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir and a man of deep conviction, known through his fearless writings fell to the bullets of assassins today at the time when festive season of Eid is approaching after the culmination of the holy month of Ramadhan. Bukhari’s killing also shows us how difficult it is for the journalists of the Kashmiri origin particularly[Read More…]

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Kairana’s Message

Kairana’s Message

Kairana results have signalled to the mighty that the public can wash them out in the 2019 elections. For the first time, RSS spokes person was speaking that government’s come and go but we must protect institutions. He was defending election commission but how come the Sangh Parivar now saying this. Why is Pranab Mukherjee invited. Why did the Sangh[Read More…]

State Masscre In Tuticorin To Protect Corporate Mafias

State Masscre In Tuticorin To Protect Corporate Mafias

What happened in Tuticorin is nothing but protecting the corporate mafias in close connivance of the state power. Let us not forget how Vedanta attempted to destroy Odisha and its great Adivasi heritage. If you see how the police and the political establishment tackled this issue, then you must remember that these things are going to happen. The police and[Read More…]

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Karnataka Election Results:What Lies Ahead

Karnataka Election Results:What Lies Ahead

BJP has almost sealed victory in Karnataka state assembly election, giving a thumping beating to the Congress party. With the vitory in Karnataka the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has found a foothold in South India. Vidya Bhushan Rawat analyses the reasons for the BJP victory and what lies ahead for India As a nation these are defining moments.[Read More…]

Defend AMU and its identity to protect constitutional democracy in India

Defend AMU and its identity to protect constitutional democracy in India

A Aligarh Muslim University is in the news. It was always in the news since pre partition days. Many felt it was responsible for creating a leadership which demanded separate state of Pakistan but broadly India’s secular elite too felt uncomfortable with Muslims speaking for themselves. This was true about the Dalits too but post 1980s, a phenomena called Kanshiram[Read More…]

Use Marxism as a tool to build alliance of rationalism and social justice to defeat Priestly classes

Use Marxism as a tool to build alliance of rationalism and social justice to defeat Priestly classes

  One of the greatest thinkers of the Universe, Karl Marx’s biggest contribution can be debated by many. Great that in India all those who agreed with him but not agreed with those who claim to be following him, greeted. As a philosopher, he gave us the tool of scientific and rational thinking and most importantly, that there is nothing[Read More…]

Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s vision of liberation in Buddhism

Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s vision of liberation in Buddhism

A few months back, I was introduced to an Indian settled in the United States who worked with the American military and wrote extensively against Gandhi. One thing that I don’t like is that writing against Gandhi does not mean somebody has become an Ambedkarite. We met in Delhi and there were lots of discussions. He was quite ‘rational’ till[Read More…]

Kumar Hassan

Interview With Kumar Hassan

KUMAR HASSAN,1962 is a well decorated poet, born in Samblpur Town and grew upin paternal hamlet on the bank of Hirakud Dam Reservoir,Bichchedgarh in Jharsuguda Dist. in Orissa. His father late Moulana Mustakim Khan Gountia was an eminent local amateur vocalist, instrumental music artist, astrologist and mother Late JubeidaBai a housewife. He has so far more than forty books both[Read More…]

Understanding Tripura Verdict

Understanding Tripura Verdict

A new chief minister has sworn in Tripura. Obviously, BJP also played the same politics by selecting the Bengali immigrant as chief minister of the state as the CPM has been doing. In the din of despicable and condemnable attack on Lenin’s statue, the larger issues that these results have thrown have been ignored deliberately. Normally, the elections in the[Read More…]

Ambedkar’s Mission Towards Elimination Of Caste Discrimination

Ambedkar’s Mission Towards Elimination Of Caste Discrimination

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant issue, ‘DrAmbedkar’s mission of annihilation of castes and present situation’.  Sir Ganga Ram’s story is that of hard work, success and then philanthropy. In fact, many of us had just known about Sir Ganga Ram[Read More…]

Padmavat: Why Attack Innocent School Children?

Padmavat: Why Attack Innocent School Children?

  The scene of thugs in the street throwing stones at innocent school children send a chilling message that the Hindutva groups are deliberately using the entire Padmavat controversy to mobilise their disgruntled caste groups. In a democratic state, we have to abide by the institutions and their authorities. If the Supreme Court has cleared the film Padmavat, we don’t[Read More…]

Kamal Haasan’s Dravidian Identity Project

Kamal Haasan’s Dravidian Identity Project

Kamal Haasan has called for strengthening a Pan Indian Dravidian identity and asked the chief ministers of all the South Indian States : Tamilnadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to have a join front so that they can have regional autonomy as well as act as a front against the north Indian Aryan dominance. As per a report[Read More…]

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Understanding Bhima Koregaon Celebrations And The Subsequent Violence Unleashed Upon Dalits

Ambedkarites are agitated all over the country as the despicable attempts of the Hindutva affiliated organisations in Pune attacked the massive assembly of people who had come to pay their respect to 800 brave Mahar soldiers who with the help of British had defeated the then powerful army of the Peshwas which numbered around 30,000  at the battle of Bhima[Read More…]

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Introspection 2017: Speak Up Against Intimidating Language Of The Goons Masquerading As Political Activists

  As another year is coming to an end, we witnessed huge turmoil everywhere. The intimidation to dissenters continued while political opponents were targeted as usual by the Hindutva groups. Mob lynching and cow terrorism aggravated all over the country and as the state remained subdued and muted, the goons with political patronage had a field day during the year.[Read More…]

Christianity’s Social Message Of Love Conquers All Still Remain Most Powerful

Christianity’s Social Message Of Love Conquers All Still Remain Most Powerful

  I never got the luxury of studying in the schools owned by the Christians but learnt a few things about them when my daughter got the opportunity to study there.  Most of these schools are purely commercial and catering to the middle class upper castes. The children will learn values of different faiths in these schools and even if[Read More…]

Widows Too Have A Right To Live In Happiness, Sushmaji

Widows Too Have A Right To Live In Happiness, Sushmaji

  Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife were made to look like widow, said our external affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj in parliament. She added that the Pakistani authorities actually asked them to remove their Mangalsutra, bindi and Saree and wear simple salwar kameej, before meeting Jadhav in the Jail. It is humiliating, she said, forcing the married woman to look like[Read More…]

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Uttarakhand High Court Rejects Government’s Affidavit On Land Ceiling Laws

Uttarakhand High Court Rejects Government’s Affidavit On Land Ceiling Laws

Uttarakhand High Court has rejected an affidavit filed by the state government in relation to a writ petition filed by me on behalf of Social Development Foundation, Delhi in 2013, related to issue of the Land Ceiling Laws in the state. In the last hearing the Chief Justice of the High Court Justice K M Joseph and Justice V K[Read More…]

Invincibility Busted In Gujarat, Game Wide Open For 2019

Invincibility Busted In Gujarat, Game Wide Open For 2019

  Gujarat’s much awaited results are out. The fraudsters sitting in the mega ‘slaughterhouses’ have been exposed and myth related to invincibility is broken and perhaps shaken the Hindutva camp from inside. These results will have huge impact on the psyche of our nation and the fraudsters will start building up their narratives now about how ‘despite’ 25 years ruling,[Read More…]

Massive Protest Demanding Rejection Of Transgender Bill

Massive Protest Demanding Rejection Of Transgender Bill

They came in large numbers from all over the country to protest against attempt to criminalise the issues of Transgender Communities under the The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 which actually rather than helping them, criminalises them and prone to their exploitation at all level. Transgendered have suffered isolation, discrimination and prejudices and therefore we can describe them[Read More…]

Nepal Election: A Victory Of The Electoral System

Nepal Election: A Victory Of The Electoral System

Nepal’s electoral victory of the left alliance is of great relief for the people of that country as we hope that the country will have a stable government which could focus on the basic issues of the people and move ahead rebuilding its society based on equality, liberty and fraternity. It is fortunate that Nepal’s constituent assembly as well as[Read More…]

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Kausalya’s Courageous Fight For Justice

Kausalya’s Courageous Fight For Justice

  The Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan yesterday announced death penalty for six accused convicted in V Shankar murder case last year in Coimbatore. This include her father and other conspirators but her mother and distant uncle has been acquitted. It was perhaps the first cases where the judge has handed out six persons the capital punishment[Read More…]

Serious Allegation of Pakistan Meddling in Our Internal Matters Must Be Probed

Serious Allegation of Pakistan Meddling in Our Internal Matters Must Be Probed

We all condemned Mani Shankar Iyer for his ‘neech’ remark which the partners in media jumped and began spreading like the rumour spreading mills but now Prime Minister continue to dig and speak like a helpless leader have made things worst to say the least. Have we ever seen a prime minister virtually crying in his attempt to polarise the[Read More…]

A screengrab of Shambhulal Regar, the main accused in the case. The victim Afrazul (inset) was hacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan allegedly over an affair. Photo Credit/The Indian Express

Burning To Death India’s Unity And Integrity

  A man was burnt to death in Rajasthan on December 6th when we were moaning and remembering the 25th year of the assault on our constitution.  Afrazul Khan (47) was brutally hacked to death in Rajsamund, Rajasthan and his ‘story’ was shown life and now available everywhere on social media. His fault was that he was a poor Muslim[Read More…]

A Community’s Demand For Exclusion From SC List

A Community’s Demand For Exclusion From SC List

It was a little late when I reached the Mandi House round about where the march was supposed to be to Parliament Street yesterday, To my surprise, I did not find many of the Delhi’s usual participants but mostly from Tamilnadu. Interestingly, the slogans and the placards were in Hindi. Later, I realise that it was a group of protesters[Read More…]

Twenty Five Years of Babari Masjid Demolition : An Attack On The Constitution Of India

Twenty Five Years of Babari Masjid Demolition : An Attack On The Constitution Of India

  On August 7th 1990 VP Singh announced his government’s decision to accept Mandal recommendations that ensured 27% quota for Other Backward Communities. The Savarna students in the north India resorted to violence including self-immolation against it.Opposition Congress party played dirty politics and Rajiv Gandhi’s naivety resulted in BJP’s taking it into their hands and countering it with the religious[Read More…]

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Understanding Kumar Vishwas’s Anti Reservation Rhetorics

Understanding Kumar Vishwas’s Anti Reservation Rhetorics

  Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas’s video of blaming ‘reservation’ in jobs for ‘destroying’ his age old ‘sanskriti’ is in the air. Actually the full video is about 45 minutes and is available on youtube. I thought to watch it to understand fully what he wanted to say. It is clear that Aam Admi Party’s foundations are shaky as[Read More…]

Janeu Is The Symbol Of Discrimination Hence Discard It

Janeu Is The Symbol Of Discrimination Hence Discard It

  It is the reflection of level of democracy in India that we are reducing to the level whether somebody is wearing a Janeu ( sacred thread) or not. The sacred thread which the brahmanical leadership of this country if proud of flaunting today is nothing but a mischief by the priestly class. Though it is the fundamental right of[Read More…]

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Is Mainstream Media Becoming A Threa To Democracy ?

Is Mainstream Media Becoming A Threa To Democracy ?

I had long left watching the PR agents on the TV studios discussing nationalism or pushing the particular agendas of their political parties. It is over 5 years that I stopped buying newspapers or magazines. I do go through the news through my twitter handle as well as some other forwarded material but that too I am quite selective. In[Read More…]

Rigidities And False Glorification Of Past Take Us Nowhere

Rigidities And False Glorification Of Past Take Us Nowhere

  Rajputs are very upset over film Padmavati which they feel has wrongly depicted her story. I am not fascinated by Hindi Cinema’s treatment with history as without romance Hindi Cinema does not exists. The Bombay films have rarely given any justice to historic characters or should I say they are incapable of making period films. They can only create[Read More…]

Stop The Increasing Violence Against Dalits

Stop The Increasing Violence Against Dalits

  Prime Minister does not leave an opportunity to quote Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar. RSS has been calling him ‘pratahsmarniya’ and Amit Shah has been going to have food at the ‘Dalit’ localities. BJP has been going wild on its Dalit outreach programme and there is nothing wrong in politics to strengthen its outreach but the question is how would[Read More…]

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Bloody Caste Violence In Meerut: A Balmiki Woman Beaten To Death, A Brahmin Priest Beaten Up

Two incidents were reported from Meerut and nearby places yesterday shows the brutality of the social structure in India. One was that a woman from Balmiki community was mercilessly beaten and later she succumbed to the injuries at the hospital. That this woman Savitri Devi had gone for her regular safai work at the house of a family whose woman[Read More…]

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The Importance Of Being Kanshiram

The Importance Of Being Kanshiram

Will BSP nurture budding young Ambedkarite or become a family party ? Today we remember a great social scientist of India who changed the nature of politics and political movement in India. Whatever the brahmanical elite may say about him, late Kanshiram influenced the Indian polity more than anyone else in mid 1980s and the impact is still felt but[Read More…]

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Protest Marches Banned In Jantar Mantar! Noise Pollution or Pollution of Democratic Freedom?

Protest Marches Banned In Jantar Mantar! Noise Pollution or Pollution of Democratic Freedom?

Today when thousands marched to protect their democratic right to protest and dissent from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the National Green Tribunal dwelt a severe blow to that freedom when it asked to immediately put a stop to all forms of protests at the Jantar Mantar because they ‘spread’ ‘noise pollution’. The court said that people living in the[Read More…]

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Why Are We Silent On The Grave Threat To Prof Kancha Illaiah

Why Are We Silent On The Grave Threat To Prof Kancha Illaiah

  While it is nobody’s suggestion that India was a tolerant land some three years back and suddenly has developed the intolerance but none can deny the facts that the goons threatening intellectuals and activists have certainly become more arrogant and encouraged by the absolute ‘disinterest’ shown by those in power. In the past few years we have lost number[Read More…]

The BHU Lathicharge: A Diagnosis

The BHU Lathicharge: A Diagnosis

The incident at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) must not be seen in isolation as they are ‘mainstream’ in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. As reported at many places the Lanka market eve teasing is famously known as ‘Lanketing’. BHU is not an oasis like JNU which is an island widely different from the culture of Delhi and Varanasi as a city[Read More…]

NDTV, Indian Express And The Relevance And Responsibility Of Mainstream Media

NDTV, Indian Express And The Relevance And Responsibility Of Mainstream Media

The Indian Express has silently withdrawn the report of sale of #NDTV. It was strange because an Express story does not come that easily to be refused. The track record of the Indian Express as far as the mainstream media is concern, is far superior and authentic to any of its contemporaries. Even today, the news stories in the Indian[Read More…]

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Murder of Gauri Lankesh : An Attack On Media or Ideology ?

Murder of Gauri Lankesh : An Attack On Media or Ideology ?

  The Press Club of India did not have space to even stand yesterday. The outpouring of grief and anger in the street as well as on the social media on the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh compelled many veterans to join hand and speak up against the culture of intimidation and violence against those who differ with the current[Read More…]

Assassination Of Gauri Lankesh: A Cowardly Attack On Human Freedom

Assassination Of Gauri Lankesh: A Cowardly Attack On Human Freedom

  The fad of ‘tolerance’ is fast getting exposed but this is particularly for those who have been crying that we have suddenly become intolerance. The brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh is a reminder of the changing times that we are living in India. That those who are 24X7 on their twitter talking about greatness of our civilisation, remain conspicuous[Read More…]

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UK Indians March For Communal Harmony

UK Indians March For Communal Harmony

In a massive show of strength hundreds of Indians living in United Kingdom gathered at Tavistock Square to express their disapproval of the politics of hatred and growing incidents of mob lynching against minorities, Dalits and other marginalised sections in India. They expressed their horror how the constitutional values of secularism, pluralism, democracy and dissent are under the assault by[Read More…]

Declare Adivasis as Indigenous People Of India

Declare Adivasis as Indigenous People Of India

Today we celebrate World Indigeneous people’s day but in the backyard of the biggest democracy of the world is the systematic isolation and displacement of millions of adivasis in the name of development. A veteran activist is fighting for the rights of the aadivasis on the Narmada valley but the government is determined to ‘develop’ the state even when it[Read More…]

Thousands Attend National Convention on “Save The Constitution And Build The Nation”

Thousands Attend National Convention on “Save The Constitution And Build The Nation”

Over five thousand people from different parts of the country came to attend a one day National Convention organised by All India Milli Council, in New Delhi at the Talkatora Stadium which saw a galaxy of activists, political leaders, academics and other concerned citizens condemning the attempt of the government to muzzle freedom of expression AIMC-Resolutions, Eng-Final-1and creating fear psychosis[Read More…]

Drought affected farmers of Tamil Nadu protesting with the skulls and bones of fellow farmers who committed suicide

A Walk Down Jantar Mantar, The Protest Street Of Delhi: Photo Essay

Jantar Mantar is the protest street of Delhi. People from all over India gather in this street to vent their anger, frustration and despair. Vidyabhushan Rawat takes a walk down the street to document the various protests happening in Jantar Mantar today. Text and Photos by Vidya Bhushan Rawat Delhi witnessed huge protests by diverse sections people affected by the[Read More…]

An Unhappy Birthday! Need For An Alliance For Reconciliation And National Unity

An Unhappy Birthday! Need For An Alliance For Reconciliation And National Unity

  I wish to thank all the friends, well wishers who have send their greetings and messages on my birthday today. In fact, these messages started coming from yesterday and they continue to pour in. I am grateful to each one of you. I did not celebrate anything as I have been feeling suffocated with the growing situation. It was[Read More…]

Myth Of Free-Media In India

Myth Of Free-Media In India

  Press Club of India is normally an empty space unless a few of those, who don’t have enough resources to pay at the India International Center or India Habitat Center or some Five Star hotels, do organize some events of public concern, but this week, it has a galaxy of journalists who might have forgotten the address of the[Read More…]

The Dreamer Begins His New Journey: A Tribute To M C Raj

The Dreamer Begins His New Journey: A Tribute To M C Raj

It is difficult to believe that M C Raj is gone. We knew that  he was suffering from Cancer, however we  felt that he would overcome. M C Raj, the dreamer, intellectual and weaver of word is no more. He passed away in Banglore this  morning leaving behind a family as well as all those who cherished his vision and[Read More…]

Why Is Saharanpur Burning?

Why Is Saharanpur Burning?

  Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one months as the Thakurs who are also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs have been engaged in violent attacks on the Dalits in which several people have been killed, several other injured and houses burnt in village Shabbirpur. Western Uttar Pradesh is a very fertile land of powerful[Read More…]

Communal Politics In India Is primarily Due To Absence Of Land Reforms; Absence Of Process Of Secularization And Failure To Reduce The Hold Of Clergy: Dr Ram Puniyani

Communal Politics In India Is primarily Due To Absence Of Land Reforms; Absence Of Process Of Secularization And Failure To Reduce The Hold Of Clergy: Dr Ram Puniyani

Dr Ram Puniyani has been one of the foremost voices against communalism and has been active in promoting communal amity and national integration through various engagements at the grassroots. A regular commentator on the important socio-political issues, Dr Ram Puniyani has written as well as edited many books on communalism and for secular polity in India. In this detailed conversations[Read More…]

The Unwanted Male Calf

The Unwanted Male Calf

Just a few days back one of the cows at our Prerna Kendra delivered a male calf. My colleague called me to inform about the birth of it. Everyone there was waiting for the cow to deliver and as usual each one was expecting a female calf. My colleague was sad to inform me about the birth of male calf.[Read More…]

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Caste, Gender And Other Such Issues Should Be Dealt With As Class Struggle: Anand Teltumbde

Caste, Gender And Other Such Issues Should Be Dealt With As Class Struggle: Anand Teltumbde

Anand Teltumbde is a civil rights activist, political analyst, columnist and author of many books. He has a long association with peoples’ struggle spanning over three decades backing his theorizations on various issues.  Trained in technology and management from the top institutes in the country, he marshals his insights of the modern techno-managerial world to sharpen strategies of struggles. In[Read More…]

Minorities And Dissenters Under Intimidation And Deep Stress In South Asia:  The lynching of  Mashal Khan

Minorities And Dissenters Under Intimidation And Deep Stress In South Asia:  The lynching of  Mashal Khan

  ‘If you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you are lesbian or you are Trans or you are Introvert , Anyone that is treating you unkindly , It’s only because they are afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are. Because being different means you make a difference. so[Read More…]

Kashmir Today Needs A Healing Touch

Kashmir Today Needs A Healing Touch

What is the meaning of victory of Farooq Abdullah from the Srinagar constituency where not even 7% votes polled. In many of the booths merely 2% votes were polled. I know there are past precedences of such a situation in at least three Indian states when people boycotted and government determinedly went for polls and were ‘able’ to form governments.[Read More…]

An Interview With Anand Patwardhan

An Interview With Anand Patwardhan

For over 40 years Anand Patwardhan’s documentary films have stood for freedom of expression. He faced censorship on numerous occasions, took the government to court, and won each time. Anand is not just a filmmaker but an activist in the cause of Indian democracy, clearly under threat today. In this candid conversation with Vidya Bhushan Rawat, Anand discusses his views[Read More…]

Caste System Remains The Biggest Threat To Democracy

Caste System Remains The Biggest Threat To Democracy

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being ‘cleaned’ to maintain Brahmanical purity and hegemony ( it was always there but in a better ‘coordinated’ and sophisticated way) the young Ambedkarites of Birsa Ambedkar Student Association ( BAPSA) today protested against the killing of a young Dalit boy in Telangana a few days[Read More…]

Prejudices Against Africans In India

Prejudices Against Africans In India

A young boy was found dead in Noida. The family and the people alleged that it is the Africans who have drugged him so he got cardiac arrest and after that the crowd swell and become violent against them. Police as usual arrest some of the Nigerian students and found nothing incriminating against them so release them later but the[Read More…]

Will Jantar Mantar Offer Any Solution To The Farm Crisis Of Tamilnadu

Will Jantar Mantar Offer Any Solution To The Farm Crisis Of Tamilnadu

They are in Delhi for last 15 days for demanding compensation and relief as Cauvery water supply in Tamilnadu is drying up resulting in massive drought. Over 250 farmers have committed suicide since October 2016 as their loans piling up and they are unable to pay the huge debts which they have taken to survive. Most of them grow rice[Read More…]

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Rise Of Yogi Adityanath: Time For Unity Of Purpose

Rise Of Yogi Adityanath: Time For Unity Of Purpose

Yogi Adityanath has been appointed chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. That shows the power of ‘mobocracy’ when we call it ‘democracy’ and paid thugs define it in their different ways wasting time of the nation and confusing people further. I am not surprised at the choice of the Sangh Parivar as they believe in building leaders for future. Other parties[Read More…]

Who Really Lost In UP: Understanding ‘Divide And Rule’ ‘Democracy’

Who Really Lost In UP: Understanding ‘Divide And Rule’ ‘Democracy’

The much awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power from Punjab while the existing chief ministers of Uttarakhand and Goa faced humiliating defeats. In Manipur, Erom Sharmila, the symbol of people’s protest against Armed[Read More…]

Agra: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati addressing the crowd  during a mega rally in Agra on Sunday. PTI Photo  (PTI8_21_2016_000111A) *** Local Caption ***

Corporate media distorting electoral picture in Uttar Pradesh

The entire union cabinet is now camping in Varanasi. Modi ji has already done a road show and reports are coming in that he will embark on another road show soon. The UP voters have given our big guns a run for their money. It is not only the cabinet, friends are reporting, that hotels in Varanasi are already booked[Read More…]

Uttar Pradesh : Time To Think For A Post Poll Scenario

Uttar Pradesh : Time To Think For A Post Poll Scenario

The UP political situation have brought sharp differences between yesterday’s friend who have now becoming bitter foes. People are posting things on Facebook and whatsApp abusing their former comrades just because one is on the side of Samajwadi Party while other on the Bahujan Samaj Party. I will make certain observations with my own understanding of the two and the[Read More…]

Impact Poona Pact That Humiliate A ‘Diler’

Impact Poona Pact That Humiliate A ‘Diler’

  Rajvir Diler belong to Valmiki community and fighting on BJP ticket from one of the constituency in Hatharas, Uttar Pradesh. A report in several newspapers including Times of India suggest that he has been campaigning in such a way to get the big Jat votes which are decisive in his constituency so he does not enter the houses of[Read More…]

The History Of Ambedkarite Movement In United Kingdom

The History Of Ambedkarite Movement In United Kingdom

Mr Arun Kumar, General Secretary, Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations ( FABO), UK and Ambedkar Mission Society, Bedford in conversation with Vidya Bhushan Rawat VB:  When did you arrive in UK? What were the reasons of coming to UK? AK:  I came to UK in 1977. In India, after Matriculation, I joined government service in the       Punjab Civil Secretariat[Read More…]

Remembering V P Singh’s Fight Against Corruption

Remembering V P Singh’s Fight Against Corruption

  These days prime minister is becoming‘’emotional’ on every issue and he feel that people are after him for waging a ‘war’ against high and mighty. We do not know what does that mean but I am sure the latest demonetization has shown that this war seems to be against India’s poor as high and might friends of the prime[Read More…]

Understanding Indigenous People’s Issues In Bangladesh

Understanding Indigenous People’s Issues In Bangladesh

  Vidya Bhushan Rawat In Conversation with Chakma MK from CHT, Bangladesh Chakma MK is a Human Rights activist working with indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh since 1980s. He has been working with Human Rights organizations on the issue of Indigenous People. He has spoken at various national and international forums on the issue of[Read More…]

Time For Akhilesh Yadav To Assert

Time For Akhilesh Yadav To Assert

  What happened in Lucknow today exposed the intricacies of the biggest political family in Uttar Pradesh. The aim was like a palace coup against Akhilesh Yadav in which the father became a prisoner of his past and ‘greatness’ who saw virtual humiliation of his son Akhilesh Yadav. Have you seen any one attempting a coup against a son who[Read More…]

Periyar And His Ideas

Periyar And His Ideas

Conversation : S V  Rajadurai, V Geetha &  Vidya Bhushan Rawat on Periyar’s ideology, self respect movement and opportunism of political parties S V Rajadurai is one of the leading intellectuals from Tamil Nadu who has written, in English and Tamil, on a range of issues to do with Marxism and literature; with Tamil politics and modern history, including Periyar[Read More…]

Remembering Legendary Humanist Ramswroop Verma

Remembering Legendary Humanist Ramswroop Verma

Being a humanist, it is time to speak of Mahamana Ramswroop Verma, one of the tallest leaders of socialist movement in Uttar Pradesh and founder of Arjak Sangh which was constantly working to eradicate social evils, bring social change and demolish the brahmanical structure. And the ways it adopted were unique. If any one read the books written by Verma,[Read More…]

‘Swachch Bharat Without ‘Untouchability And Caste Discrimination’

‘Swachch Bharat Without ‘Untouchability And Caste Discrimination’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘honoring’ a safai karmchari from Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for his ‘commitment’ to the duty. NDTV’s Uma Sudhir reported that the said ‘civic worker’ always come before time and has not taken leave for a single day even during emergencies. He is the leader of his team of safai karmcharis and work day and night to[Read More…]

 Stop Criminalising Communities

 Stop Criminalising Communities

The term ‘criminal tribe’ was introduced by the British in the legal system. It was definitely a racial profiling or clubbing of communities. It is not strange therefore most of the ‘criminal tribes’ were either Dalits, OBCs or aadivasis. Based on crime committed by one or two individuals, an entire community was placed as criminal tribe by the law which[Read More…]

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 Unity With Ideological Clarity Is The Only Way To Defeat Hegemonists

 Unity With Ideological Clarity Is The Only Way To Defeat Hegemonists

We know the violence against the Dalits, Muslims, aadivasis and Christians is on the rise and it need to be resisted fully. That law and order agencies are not doing their duties as prescribed to them under the constitution of India. Now we have the ‘Sawan ka mahina’ and thousands of ‘Kanwad yatris’ have occupied the national high way from[Read More…]

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Political Battles Need Bigger Social Coalition

Political Battles Need Bigger Social Coalition

It was a solidarity protest against atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country. Numerous organisations came. Jantar Mantar, during the session of Parliament, was crowded as usual with diverse group. On the left hand side of our protest was the MRPS, the biggest organisation representing Madiga community in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Madigas are one of[Read More…]

Ambedkar’s Path Alone Will Liberate Dalits

Ambedkar’s Path Alone Will Liberate Dalits

It was good to see Ms Mayawati in her strong way taking on the Sangh Parivar. She need to return to her old self. There is no need to read from written text in Parliament. It is time for her to now go back to cader and ask them to go for full blow. BJP’s attempted over enthusiasm to defame[Read More…]

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Ayodhya or Saket : The politics of Ram Temple

A documentary by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on the Ayodhya issue and how it affected the communal harmony of India. It is being republished in the context of resurgent Hindutva programme in India which catapulted Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India. This documentary is all the more significant in the context of the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

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A Conversation With Bhagwan Das

A Conversation With Bhagwan Das

Bhagwan Das is one of the most prominent faces of Ambedkarite movement. He worked with Baba Saheb Ambedkar and brought out the unpublished work of Baba Saheb : Thus Spoke Ambedkar. An excellent narrator, Bhagwan Das wrote numerous books including his famous ‘ main bhangi hoon’, narrating the conditions of person from manual scavenging community. In this conversation with Vidya[Read More…]

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The Quest For Human Rights Was The Essence Of Dr Ambedkar’s Life

The Quest For Human Rights Was The Essence Of Dr Ambedkar’s Life

A presentation made at London School of Economics on 16th June 2016 in the conference organised by Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhists organisations, UK in collaboration with London School of Economics to commemorate 100 years of Dr Ambedkar’s association with London School of Economics. It is a privilege to be able to speak to you on this historic occasion to[Read More…]